Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, Take That’s Mark Owen and James’ Tim Booth have helped to lead a virtual singalong for Manchester.

The musicians introduced songs for the Together In One Voice event, which took place on Thursday.

The one-off singalong aimed to unite Greater Manchester and celebrate the importance of community during the lockdown.

Tim Booth
Tim Booth introduced a song which he said was ‘personal’ to him (Ian West/PA)

The musicians introduced songs for viewers in pre-recorded clips for the livestreamed event.

Singers Emeli Sande and Tom Walker and rapper Aitch also took part.

Booth said that the song Sit Down by James, which he introduced, had a “personal” history for him.

He said that his father-in-law had asked for him to sing the song via a video call “an hour before he died from this virus”.

Tom Walker
Tom Walker praised Manchester’s community spirit (Ian West/PA)

He added: “It’s a song of solidarity and hope in times of struggle.”

Gallagher introduced the Oasis song Wonderwall, which he called “the mother of all singalongs”.

Walker told viewers that “the spirit and community and the sense of pride in Manchester is amazing”.

He added: “It is an honour that you guys have chosen to sing my song today.”

The YouTube livestream was viewed nearly 4,000 times.